Police raid Lotto outlet in Davao del Sur for illegal operationsBy Orlando B. Dinoy
DIGOS CITY, Philippines—Police raided a Lotto outlet in Malita, Davao del Sur, on Wednesday evening after it was ascertained that it was doubling as a betting station for the illegal numbers game Last Two digits.
Senior Inspector Francis Sonza, director of the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Davao del Sur director, said two attendants of the Lotto outlet, owned by a Henry Uyanguren Seng, were taken into custody and will be charged under the anti-illegal gambling law.
Sonza said they had been receiving reports about the Lotto outlet accepting bets for Last Two. On Wednesday evening, two detectives posed as bettors and verified the reports to be true.
He said a subsequent raid yielded Last Two paraphernalia and cash amounting to P1,224.
Sonza said it was up to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to decide what to do with Seng’s Lotto outlet franchise.